Blog entered 30 December 2014
SIMON JR MANSELL MBE, PRINCIPAL LEGAL OFFICER – CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, CORNWALL COUNCIL LEGAL SERVICES.
Not an image most people would associate with Cornwall Council’s Principal Legal Officer, but the image recently appeared on Simon’s Facebook page as his updated public profile picture. Simon’s alto ego no doubt. Be sure to make a visit on leaving here.
Unbeknown to most people Simon was a Weightlifting Champion for many years apart from being a Member of the British Empire (MBE). A lawyer with adequate qualifications and who not only has a six pack for a stomach but also bling for his chest when all else fails.
On the downside Simon is also a member of Cornwall Council’s Rat Pack, a new casual blog series beginning in 2015, which will discover what the Rats do and more importantly what the Rats should not have done.
Regretfully Simon, like fellow Rat Pack members, is without honour in the way he fails to protect the public from the corrupt and willful actions of fellow Rats. Moreso since he became party to the cover-up of the Council’s unlawful and callous abuse and discrimination of my wife in 2012, and up until she died in 2013 and thereafter.
Blog entered 09 December 2014.
Seasonal Message To Sanctuary Housing.
Almost a year ago the winter storms ripped through our estate at Timber Close, St Austell, and demolished some of the grey and worn out wooden fencing. Fencing which had stood since new in the mid 1990s and had not since been treated or maintained to any great degree.
Sanctuary was notified of the damage and has since been notified most weeks but the problem remains to be resolved. The only reason offered by Sanctuary as to why it has not repaired or replaced the damaged fencing is because it is not a Health and Safety issue and is therefore not a priority. That presumably it can only become a Health and Safety issue and a priority after someone, a child perhaps, is injured by the damaged fencing.
I have been told the cost to replace all the fencing, because it all needs replacing after some 20 years of zero maintenance, is approximately £10,000.
Sanctuary’s CEO David Bennett is aware of the issue and has himself been rewarded in excess of £310,000 over the same period of time for abdicating his responsibilities to tenants who pay a weekly Service Charge covering grounds maintenance for in excess of £130.00 for only 2 hours work a week, or in excess of £500 a month for only 8 hours maintenance. A weekly Service Charge which has remained fraudulent since 2009, thanks largely to a corrupt Cornwall Council, and Stephen Gilbert MP sitting on the fence.
My seasonal message to you Mr Bennett, and the rest of the greedy bastards which make up Sanctuary Housing, the most grotesquely corrupt and uncaring housing Charity in the country, is that Parliament, the mother of all sewage plants, will no doubt continue to promote and protect corporate greed and on-going criminality by greedy bastards like you.
Blog introduced 08 December 2014.
THE RAT RACE SPEECH
“Reject the values and false morality that underlie these attitudes. A rat race is for rats. We’re not rats. We’re human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice, lest you jeopardise your chances of self-promotion and self-advancement. This is how it starts and, before you know where you are, you’re a fully paid-up member of the rat pack. The price is too high. It entails the loss of your dignity and human spirit. Or as Christ puts it, ‘What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul ?”
The above is part of a speech made by the late great Jimmy Reid, the inspirational trade unionist who led the work-in at the Upper Clyde which reversed Conservative Government Policy on the docks. A speech which is as relevant today as it was in the early 1970s.
A speech hailed by the New York Times as the greatest speech since President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
James Reid, 9 July 1932 – 10 August 2010. RIP.
Blog entered 04 December 2014
A FAIR COP ?
When the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) willfuly chose not to properly investigate a complaint involving 2 Sargeants and 2 Officers, they failed to resolve the complaint or protect the public.
I therefore think it reasonable and in the public interest to state that Sgt 5016 Carhart, PC 5851 Pomery, PC 1685 Wyatt, and Sgt 3097 Cartwright, all with the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, cannot and should not be trusted by the public.